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Plate 17.  Cuphea Llavea. Cuphea viscosissima. Cuphea lanceolata
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Plate 17. Cuphea Llavea. Cuphea viscosissima. Cuphea lanceolata

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). Collinsia parviflora; native botanical plant to Washington State. The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 27. Phlox Drummondi, Leptosiphon densiflorus, Leptosphon androsaceus
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Plate 27. Phlox Drummondi, Leptosiphon densiflorus, Leptosphon androsaceus

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1843.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 5. Ranunculus Monspeliacus, Ranunculus gramineus, Ranunculus ampleaicaulis, Ranunculus acris flore pleno, Ranunculus Aconitifolis, Ranunculus Parnassifolius [Buttercup]
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Plate 5. Ranunculus Monspeliacus, Ranunculus gramineus, Ranunculus ampleaicaulis, Ranunculus acris flore pleno, Ranunculus Aconitifolis, Ranunculus Parnassifolius [Buttercup]

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1843.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 41. Velthemia glauca, Bessera elegans, Brodiaea grandi-flora, Camassia esculeuta, Calliprora lutea, Puschkinia Scilloides
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Plate 41. Velthemia glauca, Bessera elegans, Brodiaea grandi-flora, Camassia esculeuta, Calliprora lutea, Puschkinia Scilloides

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1841.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 29. Clintonia pulchella, Isotoma axillaris, Lobelia hypocrateriformis, Lobelia ramosa, Lobelia gracilis, Lobelia gracilis var. rosea
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Plate 29. Clintonia pulchella, Isotoma axillaris, Lobelia hypocrateriformis, Lobelia ramosa, Lobelia gracilis, Lobelia gracilis var. rosea

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life.Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist.Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture.Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets.A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79).The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books.The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor.The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria.As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 26. Sceptranthus Drummondii, Cooperia chlorosolen, Oporanthus lutea,  Sternbergia colchiciflora,  Haylockia pucilla
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Plate 26. Sceptranthus Drummondii, Cooperia chlorosolen, Oporanthus lutea, Sternbergia colchiciflora, Haylockia pucilla

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1841.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 20. Dianthus chinensis [The Chinese Pink], Agrostemma coeli, Limnanthes Douglasii
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Plate 20. Dianthus chinensis [The Chinese Pink], Agrostemma coeli, Limnanthes Douglasii

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1843.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 1. Platystemon leiocarpus, Garridella Nigellastrum, Adonis autumnus (Pheasant's Eye)
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Plate 1. Platystemon leiocarpus, Garridella Nigellastrum, Adonis autumnus (Pheasant's Eye)

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$195.00

Plate 46. Hyacinthus amethystinus, Hyacinthus spicatus, Hyacinthus orientalis, Hyacinthus orientalis (the Duo de Berri d'ol), Hyacinthus orientalis (the Gloria Florum suprema), Hyacinthus orientalis (the Duchess of Kent)
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Plate 46. Hyacinthus amethystinus, Hyacinthus spicatus, Hyacinthus orientalis, Hyacinthus orientalis (the Duo de Berri d'ol), Hyacinthus orientalis (the Gloria Florum suprema), Hyacinthus orientalis (the Duchess of Kent)

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 7 Barbiana tubiflora, Barbiana disticha, Barbiana sulphurea, Barbiana stricta, Barbiana rubro-cyanea, Barbiana villosa, Barbiana angustifolia, Barbiana spathacea
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Plate 7 Barbiana tubiflora, Barbiana disticha, Barbiana sulphurea, Barbiana stricta, Barbiana rubro-cyanea, Barbiana villosa, Barbiana angustifolia, Barbiana spathacea

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1841.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 28. Gilia capitata [Clustered-flowered Gilia], Gillia capitata var. alba, Gillia Achilleafolia, Gillia tricolor, Gillia tricolor var. alba, Gillia tenuflora
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Plate 28. Gilia capitata [Clustered-flowered Gilia], Gillia capitata var. alba, Gillia Achilleafolia, Gillia tricolor, Gillia tricolor var. alba, Gillia tenuflora

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 38. Narcissus Albicans, Narcissus Sabini, Narcissus conspicuus, Narcissus incomparabilis, Narcissus montanus, Narcissus cernuus, Narcissus Jonquillus, Narcissus gracilis.
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Plate 38. Narcissus Albicans, Narcissus Sabini, Narcissus conspicuus, Narcissus incomparabilis, Narcissus montanus, Narcissus cernuus, Narcissus Jonquillus, Narcissus gracilis.

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1841.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 11. Mathiola annua var striata, Mathiola annua var purpurea, Mathiola alba var. alba fl. pl.,  Mathiola annua var lateritia fl. pl., Malcomia maritima [Stock]
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Plate 11. Mathiola annua var striata, Mathiola annua var purpurea, Mathiola alba var. alba fl. pl., Mathiola annua var lateritia fl. pl., Malcomia maritima [Stock]

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). Botanical named for 16th c. naturalist and doctor Pietro Andrea Mattioli. Common name: Stock The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 4.  Ornithogalum thyrsodes var. flavesens, Ornithogalum Arabicum, Ornithogalum aureum, Ornithogalum Narbonense, Ornithogalum nutans [Star of Bethlehem]
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Plate 4. Ornithogalum thyrsodes var. flavesens, Ornithogalum Arabicum, Ornithogalum aureum, Ornithogalum Narbonense, Ornithogalum nutans [Star of Bethlehem]

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1841.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). Large bouquet of five star-shaped Ornithogalum blossoms in soft tones of white, cream, buttery yellow and orange. Native to South Africa and Europe. The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 16. Corydalis nobilis, Corydalis bracteata, Corydalis tuberosa (cava), Corydalis longiflora, Dielytra formosa, Dielytra cucullaria
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Plate 16. Corydalis nobilis, Corydalis bracteata, Corydalis tuberosa (cava), Corydalis longiflora, Dielytra formosa, Dielytra cucullaria

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1843.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 25. Hypoxis seratta, Hypoxis elegans, Hypoxis sobolifera, Hypoxis stellata, Curculigo plicata var glabra
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Plate 25. Hypoxis seratta, Hypoxis elegans, Hypoxis sobolifera, Hypoxis stellata, Curculigo plicata var glabra

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 24. Wachendorfia paniculata, Wachendorfia brevifolia, Wachendorfia Herberti
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Plate 24. Wachendorfia paniculata, Wachendorfia brevifolia, Wachendorfia Herberti

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1841.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00

Plate 41. Collinsia grandiflora, Collinsia heterophylla, Collinsia bicolor, Collinsia parviflora
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Plate 41. Collinsia grandiflora, Collinsia heterophylla, Collinsia bicolor, Collinsia parviflora

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). Collinsia parviflora; native botanical plant to Washington State. The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 19. Silene quinquevulnera, Silene pendula, Silene purpurea, Silene Armeria [Sweet William Catchfly], Silene vespertina, Silene picta, Saponaria vaccaria.
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Plate 19. Silene quinquevulnera, Silene pendula, Silene purpurea, Silene Armeria [Sweet William Catchfly], Silene vespertina, Silene picta, Saponaria vaccaria.

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1843.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$225.00

Plate 6. Eschscholtzia californica [California Poppy], Eschscholtzia crocea, Platystigma lineare
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Plate 6. Eschscholtzia californica [California Poppy], Eschscholtzia crocea, Platystigma lineare

By Loudon, Jane Webb.

London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition. Fine with original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored botanical print; lithograph on paper. Quarto (20.95 x 27.30 cm, 8.25 x 10.75 inches). The artist and author Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858) was born at Ritwell House, near Birmingham, England into a nonliterary, non-gardening family. During the Regency period education for young gentlewomen rarely supplied the necessary tools to provide for a career in life. Upon the death of her father, Jane wrote to augment her sparse income; initially as a journalist reviewing horticultural exhibitions and lectures, and then as a novelist. Her anonymously published novel was a pioneering work of science fiction entitled The Mummy; A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century, in which she insightfully predicted the creation of many agricultural improvements, including references to the steam plow and the telegraph. The Mummy gleaned the attention of John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), an accomplished and noted landscape gardener and editor of horticultural books and periodicals; notably Gardener's Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture. Fascinated by this extraordinary tale JC Loudon sought an audience with The Mummy's innovative author, whom he assumed to be male. Upon meeting the author, Loudon was enraptured. Jane Webb and John married shortly thereafter and began a lifelong partnership writing of several horticultural volumes. Together the Loudons produced over a dozen gardening publications; the most important of which was The Ladies' Flower Garden Series: Ornamental Annuals, Ornamental Perennials, Ornamental Bulbous Plants, Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. The volumes produced from 1840 to 1848 contained informative, nontechnical horticultural writing, exquisitely illustrated with hand-painted lithographs of elegant floral bouquets. A final work in the series: British Wildflowers was produced in 1848, with hand-painted lithographs of charming bouquets of wildflowers after illustrations by the artist and naturalist Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-79). The Loudons passionately maintained extensive gardens at their quarter-acre home in Bayswater, then on the outskirts of London. These cultivated gardens provided an abundance of flowers for the bouquets which were the subjects for Jane's watercolor illustrations 'drawn from nature' which in turn inspired the lovely hand-painted lithographs of Ladies' Flower Garden books. The plates were printed from drawings executed directly onto zinc, which were inked, and printed by hand. Once dried the prints were hand-painted with watercolor. The work was produced by the venerable firm of Day & Haghe, Royal Lithographers to Queen Victoria. As a predecessor to a generation of distinguished garden writers such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, Jane Webb Loudon's descriptions of plant history and cultivation- as well as the proper pronunciation of the multi-syllabic plant nomenclature- were instrumental in encouraging Victorian Gentlewomen to actively engage in gardening as a dignified and robust expression of creativity; thereby enticing one out of the drawing room and into the garden. In doing so Jane Webb Loudon aided in the cultivation of a new breed of horticulturist; the female gardener or plantswoman. (DNB17030, Kramer 120-129, DeBelder 221, Blunt).

$250.00